Friday, December 30, 2011

Leftover Ham

My Aunt Betty gave us a wonderful gift of a large smoked ham this year.  Initially, I prepared it by baking with some homemade plum pomegranate jam as a glaze.  It was delicious, but we had a considerable chunk left over. 
Yesterday was one of those days where cooking felt like a drudgery....especially after Christmas.  T & I spent much of the day cleaning up the Christmas decor and I did some laundry.  When it was time to start dinner, I stood in front of the open fridge, taking inventory.  We had some eggs, the ham, bagged shredded hash browns and cheese.  Decided on a simple frittata.  It turned out so well, that I thought I would share.  Between the three guys and myself, it was polished off.  E is not feeling well and he appreciated the savory comfort food aspect.

1 bag shredded potatoes
1-2 cups chopped ham
1 small onion, chopped
3-4 eggs
olive oil
salt & freshly ground pepper
cheese (if desired)

Heat oil in skillet (preferable one with a lid and higher sides).  Add chopped onion to hot oil and let cook for about a minute.  Add potatoes and cook for about 5 minutes.  Toss in ham and combine all.  In separate bowl, crack and beat eggs.  Pour eggs over all and fold in to make sure they are combined.  Turn down heat and cover.  Let cook until eggs are cooked.  Season with salt & pepper, sprinkle with cheese, if you like.  The boys had Cheddar.

This would taste really yummy with spinach & Feta cheese if you don't have (or care for) ham.

Enjoy!  Here's a favorite pic of T & C reading Christmas stories.


  1. The children look comfy on the couch in front of the Christmas tree. When do you take yours down?

  2. I like the picture of the boys on the couch with the Christmas tree. I may have to try the frittata as we have a chunk of the delicious ham leftover in our fridge as well.

  3. MSC, we took it down just before New Year's this year. Toddlers and trees are a bad combo.:)